RSC 2007 Governor General Lecture Series

Date: September 19, 2007
Time: 12:00 AM
presented by Roch Carrier

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Scienes of Canada) invited UBC to host one of six lectures in the 2007 Governor General Lecture Series of the RSC which will be presented by Roch Carrier.

“The inspiring adventures of a man bent over a blank sheet of paper”

Roch Carrier, prolific Québecois novelist, playwright, essayist, former Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, and former National Librarian of Canada, will give an inspiring talk on his adventures and his writing – a lot about his life, but a lot about his literary work as well, and the places and experiences to which it has led him, because for Carrier, writing has been the vehicle for learning about life and about what it means to be human.

“I want to tell the story of how writing has taken me around the world and let me read it like a great open book. In the end, I am still trying to answer the same questions I asked in the three books of my adolescence: Who are we? Where do we come from? And where are we going? ”

Roch Carrier will give his talk at UBC on Wednesday September 19, 2007.  Program details are to be confirmed.  The talk will likely be in the late afternoon or early evening. This would be a super opportunity for students who might be studying any of Carrier’s works (whether it is one of his short stories, novels, plays, or poems).  Many will be familiar with “The Hockey Sweater,” “Our Life with the Rocket,” and “La Guerre, Yes Sir!”